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1 MWV (MeadWestvaco) Energy Efficiency Virginia Governor’s Conference on Energy Bob Fledderman Manager, Emerging Issues

2 2 MWV Business: Packaging (83%), Specialty Chemicals (14%), Land Management (3%) Global employees: 16,000 Global sales: $US 5.46 billion (2012) About 50% from outside US Corporate headquarters: Richmond, VA Paperboard mills: US - Covington, VA; Evadale, TX; Cottonton, AL Brazil - Tres Barras, Santa Catarina India - Vapi, Gujarat; Morai, Gujarat Over 50 manufacturing facilities in 18 countries Governor's Conference on Energy, October 2013

3 3 Corporate Energy Targets Reduce fossil fuel use by 25% by 2015 Reduce CO 2 emissions by 25% by 2015 from a 2010 baseline Governor's Conference on Energy, October 2013

4 4 Biomass Boiler & Turbine Generator Covington, VA Cost $285 million Displaces over 200,000 tons of coal with forest and mill residual biomass (bark, limbs, tops) Combined heat & power (CHP) Capacity 75 MW (electric) Capacity 650,000 lbs/hr (steam) Reduces power purchases Significant reductions in SO 2, NO x and PM 10 & PM 2.5 emissions. Can use waste material (WWT sludge) previously landfilled Governor's Conference on Energy, October 2013

5 5 Relighting Project Covington, VA Cost $5.5 million Saves 19,500 MWh/year $950,000 EPACT rebate Improved or replaced over 15,000 fixtures Donated recycled scape fixtures to a local enterprise the employs disabled Continuing to Low Moor, VA facility (additional 1.1 MWh/year savings Considering continuing to Covington, VA Specialty Chemical Plant Governor's Conference on Energy, October 2013

6 6 New Printing Press Lannett, AL Cost $14 million Saves 2,000 MWh/year Reduces waste by 800 tons/year Significantly reduces set-up times Governor's Conference on Energy, October 2013

7 7 No/Low Capital Projects Air system management (fix leaks/low resistance lines) Steam trap management (more frequent checks/maintenance) Additional electric meters (make power costs a front line responsibility) Operating procedures (optimize energy use – winter/summer) Advanced process controls (optimize energy use with automation) Governor's Conference on Energy, October 2013

8 8 Process Innovation Paperboard light weighting Process change requires 6% less energy per square foot of paperboard Energy efficient pulping Process is much more efficient regarding electric power than alternatives Governor's Conference on Energy, October 2013

9 9 Product Innovation Governor's Conference on Energy, October 2013 Light weight plastic spray triggers (10% less resin (polypropylene)/replaces steel with plastic) Versaplast All-Plastic Trigger Sprayer Replace plastic with paperboard (weighs 40% less) ShellPak Renew (pharmaceutical package)

10 10 Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Zero up-front cash investment Immediate positive cash flow Long-term financing (up to 20 years) PACE assessment stays with the property upon sale Low interest rates Preservation of borrowing capacity through off-balance–sheet financing Governor's Conference on Energy, October 2013

11 11 Thank You Bob Fledderman Manager, Emerging Issues robert.fledderman@mwv.com Governor's Conference on Energy, October 2013


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